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Civil disobedience in Greece grows over austerity

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posted on Oct, 28 2011 @ 09:34 AM
Instead of standing in parks hundreds, if not thousands, of miles away from the seat of Government, waving placards each bearing a different slogan, the Greeks have come up with a cunning plan to fight back at the austerity meausres being placed upon them after having a decade of fantasy money showered upon them.
Stop paying taxes:

"Our constituents can't pay, they don't have the ability to," Nea Ionia mayor Ilias Gotsis said. "We consider the new tax to be illegal. But in essence, the truth is our people just can't pay." Local officials believe mass nonpayment could derail the law and the municipality hopes to persuade as many of its 70,000 residents as possible to join the campaign.

Imagine if every time you must pay tax on something you decline politely and explain that the bankers should do it instead. Now imagine millions of people doing that.

Civil disobedience in Greece grows over austerity

posted on Oct, 28 2011 @ 09:39 AM
keep fighting greeks!
if we believe the msm we would of thought everything was fine all the time.
they have not solved anything, only added wood to the fire.

posted on Oct, 28 2011 @ 09:43 AM
Truth is, they've got hundreds of thousands out of work or living off scraps. These austerity measures that force people to pay things that many, if not most, cannot afford.

Is the government going to foreclose on 30% of the population? Are they going to cut of electricity to a good chunk of the population with winter coming?

Realistically, Greek is going to default and get out from under these measures, or Greece is going to have a revolution and default when it goes back to the drachma.

This sort of economic tie but not governmental tie (aka what the Euro has attempted to do) was tried by the southern U.S. in the Civil War, and it was a major factor in us losing that war.
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posted on Oct, 28 2011 @ 09:49 AM
reply to post by AnIntellectualRedneck

They've just bought a bucket load of tanks.
This is important.
They've just bought a bucket load of tanks.

I don't think an improved economy is really on the cards for Greece within the next few decades. They're building up for something else, something which will make the austerity measures look like a bikini trim.

I've tried to suggest what's about to happen in this thread -

posted on Oct, 28 2011 @ 02:18 PM
I hate taxes! They are an invention of the Jew. Only freeloading people who don't know how to make money favor taxes.
Any revolt against taxation is fine by moi.

posted on Oct, 28 2011 @ 06:47 PM
Greeks Direct Anger at Germany and European Union

Every Oct. 28 Greece celebrates “Oxi Day,” or “ ‘No’ Day,” a national holiday commemorating Greek resistance to the Axis powers during World War II. On Friday, those celebrations took on a greater weight. As Greeks suffer from harsh austerity measures, there is growing popular sentiment here that the country has ceded key parts of its sovereignty, and its pride, to its foreign lenders.

Here in Greece, anger is running so high — especially toward Germany, whose Nazi occupation still leaves deep scars here and who now dominates the European Union’s bailout of debt-ridden Greece — that National Day celebrations were called off on Friday in the northern city of Thessaloniki for the first time ever after a group shouted “traitor” to the Greek president, Karolos Papoulias.

You have to wonder where all this is heading in Europe when such bitter tensions are surfacing?

ETA this interesting bit from the article:

One highly delicate, unresolved question, in negotiations between the European Union and banks over the Greek debt deal, is whether future Greek bonds will be governed by international law, not Greek law, which currently governs 90 percent of Greek bonds. Such a change — aimed at preventing Greece from changing its laws to the detriment of creditors — would be unprecedented for a European Union member country.

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posted on Oct, 30 2011 @ 02:17 PM
reply to post by Aestheteka

Greece has been a hopeless cause, since you know, 2500 years ago?

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